Bloodstock reveals Sophie Lancaster Stage headline acts

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Bloodstock has revealed details of the Sophie Lancaster Stage headline acts for 2015.

Topping the bill on the metal festival’s Friday night will be dutch symphonic metal band Delain. In a statement revealing the news the band said: “It will be an extra important and special occasion for us to headline the Sophie Lancaster stage and meet up with our friends at the Sophie Lancaster Foundation again. We look forward to rocking out at Bloodstock and hope to see many of you there!”

Delain’s song “We Are The Others” was written about Sophie Lancaster.

The headline act on Saturday will be Fleshgod Apocalypse who will be making their Bloodstock debut this year. Said the band of the news: “It’s a great honour for us and we can’t wait to crush one of the most important stages in the UK and Europe!”

Other bands playing sets on the Sophie Lancaster stage will include Mordred, Destrange and Battalion.

Bloodstock takes place over the weekend of 6th-9th August 2015 at Catton Park, Derbyshire. Already announced for the festival are Rob Zombie, Within Temptation, Trivium, Sabaton and Opeth.

Bloodstock Lineup - 20th January 2015

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Delain announce UK tour dates

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Dutch symphonic metallers Delain have confirmed three UK shows for the end of 2014.

The November gigs will be the band’s first in the UK with new full-time drummer Ruben Israel. The former touring drummer was promoted earlier in the year after Delain’s current drummer, Sander Zoer, announced that he would be leaving the band following “major changes” in his personal life. Zoer will remain at the drum stool until October, when he bows out with a hometown show in Groningen.

Delain will play:

26th of Nov: O2 Academy, Birmingham
27th of Nov: Club Academy, Manchester
28th of Nov: Cathouse, Glasgow

You can watch Delain’s official lyric video for “Your Body Is A Battleground” below:

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New music releases, 7th April 2014

New and notable music releases this week, 7th April 2014:

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Catacombs of the Black Vatican, Black Label Society

Duets, Linda Ronstadt
The Human Contradiction, Delain
Saudade, Thievery Corporation
The Future’s Void, EMA
Enclosure, John Frusciante
Life To Everything, Phronesis
Recollections: A Tribute to British Prog, ASIA featuring John Payne
Blood of the Sun, Michael Schenker and Friends
Wasted Years, OFF!
Enter the Slasher House, Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks
Firesoul, Brainstorm
The Fateful Dark, Savage Messiah
Kings of Metal MMXIV, Manowar

All the above and many more are available via the Skin Back Alley Music Store.

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